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Finger Lakes Region State Parks, Ithaca, New York

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

Finger Lakes Region State Parks Ithaca, New York, 1914 The environmental planner and landscape architect Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) designed suburbs, parks, campuses, and country estates throughout the nation, but nowhere is his legacy more apparent than the Finger Lakes region around Ithaca, New York. Manning first came to Ithaca in 1900 to design an […]

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FUNDRAISING SUCCESSFUL! RUTH SHELLHORN FILM WILL SCREEN NEXT SPRING!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

In early September, LALH asked members and supporters to help fund a new LALH filmRuth Shellhorn: Midcentury Design in Southern California. Thanks to our generous donors, we reached our goal of $15,000! Next spring we will bring the story of Ruth Shellhorn to life with a twelve minute film documenting her nearly sixty-year career as a modernist […]

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NEW: APOSTLE OF TASTE: ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING, 1815–1852

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

“The vast amount of visual evidence combines with the material and personal history of Downing to make Apostle of Taste a must for scholars of architectural and landscape history.” —Pennsylvania History In this compelling biography, issued with a new preface, David Schuyler explores the origins of the tastemaker’s ideas in English aesthetic theory and his efforts to adapt English […]

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BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD GETS A RAVE REVIEW

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

“Buffalo seemed to have a future without limit as its residents looked westward. To the east, of course, it was doomed always to play second fiddle to its cross-state rival, New York. But Buffalo’s leaders, particularly in the business community, made the best of the situation by carefully studying some of the breakthroughs coming out […]

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ORDER BOOKS FROM LALH 2015 FALL/WINTER CATALOG

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

The new LALH catalog features forthcoming titles Ruth Shellhorn, Warren H. Manning, Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, and James Rose, as well as a complete backlist of all our books. Expand your library with reprints of the classic books that have shaped our understanding of the American landscape and its preservation. Download the catalog Read […]

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James Rose

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | Posted by

James Rose Dean Cardasis University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Paperback $26.95 ISBN: 978-0-8203-5095-0 To order: University of Georgia Press tel. 1-800-848-6224 A volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series   Winner, J.B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies James Rose, the first biography of this important landscape […]

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HELP US MAKE A MOVIE!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Posted by

HELP US MAKE A MOVIE! We have one month to raise $15,000. Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Design in Southern California The first film about the landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn (1909–2006), who brought a modernist aesthetic and ecological perspective to projects from the UC Riverside campus to Disneyland. Donations above $100 will be listed in the film credits. Please make your […]

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“NATURE LED THE WAY”: THE LEGACY OF CITY PLANNER JOHN NOLEN

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Posted by

Almost everyone in Madison, Wisconsin has driven on John Nolen Drive—the boulevard that runs along Lake Monona—but few know much about the influential landscape architect and city planner from whom it takes its name. This April, the Library of American Landscape History published the first book-length biography of Nolen, written by R. Bruce Stephenson, a […]

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PRESERVATION HERO: CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Posted by

Charles E. Beveridge, Alexandria, Virginia (2015) Charles E. Beveridge has been studying and writing about Frederick Law Olmsted’s career for more than five decades—for thirty-five years as series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. As a scholar and preservationist, Charlie is the most important individual explaining and defending the significance of Olmsted’s legacy […]

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Ruth Shellhorn

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Posted by

Ruth Shellhorn Kelly Comras University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Paperback $26.95 ISBN: 978-0-8203-4963-3 To order: University of Georgia Press tel. 1-800-848-6224 A volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series Winner, ASLA Southern California Chapter Honor Award Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Ruth Shellhorn (1909–2006) collaborated with some […]

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